Visit to the Christmas Market

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Well it’s that wonderful time of year again and last Monday Fraser and I made our way down to the Christmas Market on Princes Street. It is bigger and better than ever this year. It is not quite as cold as it has been in previous years so it was quite pleasant wandering around all the colourful little stalls.

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There was a beautiful carousel in the centre and so much to see.

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The main event for us is getting food there every year, we got some delicious sausages, Fraser got an Austrian one and I (sacrilege!) got a German one. They were yummy.

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Then we walked around and looked at all the Christmassy stuff.

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The ferris wheel really provides a lovely backdrop to the Christmas Market.

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The market did its job and put me in a sufficiently Christmassy mood.

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The Christmas Market

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On a cold, crisp December day we made our way down to the Christmas market to sample some food and delight in the festive joys. Here are some photographs of this little excursion.

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We made our way from the flat, across the Royal Mile towards the Christmas market.

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Crossing over to Newtown we were presented with some lovely views of wintry Edinburgh.

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Including the ferris wheel by the Scott Monument. IMG_5583 IMG_5585 IMG_5587

At this point we could already see the Christmas market from afar, bustling with people and with interesting stands dotted around the relatively small space.

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We stopped to buy some coffee (Choco-Vanilla) and admire some of the decorations being sold.

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Then we could not resist any longer and it was time for some truly delicious and thankfully warm food.

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After another quick wander round we were pretty much frozen and decided to stop off for some coffee and dessert to warm up a bit. Much to my delight my coffee came with a Christmas tree pattern, and Fraser’s gingerbread muffin came with a tiny gingerbread man on top.

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Then it was time to go home to the light of a beautiful sunset reflecting off the Crags.

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In summary, a great day at a truly lovely Christmas market.

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